How did Turkey's constitutional reforms come about?

Turkey's governing AK party has long advocated for constitutional reform. With a go-ahead from MHP Chairman Devlet Bahceli, they submitted the proposal for amendments to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

MHP leader Devlet Bahceli and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim shook hands over the constitutional amendments.

Updated Apr 13, 2017

On April 16, Turkey is set to vote on constitutional reforms. Here's some background on the passage of the bill so far: